Registration for HEInnovate: Train the Trainers Western Balkans and HEInnovate: Supporting Institutional Change in Higher Education​, Ruse University is now closed!

About HEInnovate


It is an initiative of the European Commission, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture and the OECD. HEInnovate is a guiding framework for supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education. HEInnovate offers an on-line self-assessment tool for higher education institutions. It allows you to assess your institution using a number of statements related to its entrepreneurial activities, including leadership, staffing and links with business. Extensive training and support materials, including practical case studies, are available to support workshops and further development within your institution.

The HEInnovate in Ruse, Bulgaria - 14-15 June 2018

HEInnovate covers eight areas for self-assessment

  1. Leadership and Governance
  2. Organisational Capacity: Funding, People and Incentives
  3. Entrepreneurial Teaching and Learning
  4. Preparing and Supporting Entrepreneurs
  5. Knowledge Exchange and Collaboration
  6. The Internationalised Institution
  7. Measuring Impact
  8. Digital Transformation and Capability

Under each of the eight areas, statements have been designed so that individuals can rate them on a scale of ’not applicable’ (n/a) to 5, according to how much they agree or disagree with the statement in relation to their institution. On the scale, 1 represents the lowest and 5 the highest score.

This is not a benchmarking tool. It can be used by individuals or by groups of people. The group function allows stakeholders in higher education institutions to come together and compare their assessments internally, compare against previous assessments as well as see how perceptions change over time. 

The HEInnovate in Ruse, Bulgaria - 14-15 June 2018